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Cases New Build/Case Debate

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by escafoxx, 24 May 2010.

  1. escafoxx

    escafoxx What's a Dremel?

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    I've recently considered building a new pc and am now in two minds about a suitible case for it

    I'm aiming for a Core i3-530 build, along with overclocking it

    I'm on abit of a budget, so looking into other "cheap and cheerful" builds they tend to via for the SilverStone PS02B Case but looks wise it doesn't fit my aesthetic need (picky as it sounds, but that silver plate on the front bothers me)

    I'm looking for something solid black, pref with the PSU bay favouring the bottom. A fan slot in the front along with the roof would be a big plus too. Sticking with the budget, absolute max price I'd be willing to go to is £50
     
  2. seanbean

    seanbean Certa Cito

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    Have you had a look at the Coolermaster Gladiator 600? YouTube. Seems to fit your bill/specs and, in my opinion, a smart looking case. £50 here
     
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  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Antec 300 possibly?
     
  4. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    For that budget it has to be the Antec 300.
     
  5. LithiumDesign

    LithiumDesign 3dsMax User

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    Antec 300, no questions.

    /thread.
     
  6. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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  7. Marine-RX179

    Marine-RX179 What's a Dremel?

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    Well, Antec 300 only comes with rear and top fan, so would need to get 1 or 2 120mm fan for front as well as one for side-panel. But I guess that's optional however I think at least 1 front fan would definitely needed.
     
  8. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Agreed. A couple of Silent Eagles in the front and you will be sorted I reckon.
     
  9. EdwardTeach

    EdwardTeach What's a Dremel?

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    Antec 300
     
  10. ripmax

    ripmax Minimodder

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    Anything but the Antec 300 (I like to be different)
     
  11. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    That looks immense value. It looks lovely, and... well... I'd prefer that over a Antec300.

    It appears to not come with fans though, so it may end up more than £7 extra.


    Just work a bit harder and get that IMO. Who cares if Sharkoon sounds utterly stupid... just remove the name badge :)
     
  13. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Takes 5 fans, comes with 1 apparently - 1 x front, 2 x side, 1 x back and 1 x top.
    http://www.sharkoon.com/html/produkte/pc_gehaeuse/rebel9_aluminum/index_en.html?id=r9alu
     
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  14. stevenrlp

    stevenrlp What's a Dremel?

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  15. escafoxx

    escafoxx What's a Dremel?

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    All parts ordered
    Opted for the Sharkoon one
    Thanks for all taking time out to suggest what you did to me
     
  16. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Cool, come back and tell us how you get on.

    I, for one, particularly want to hear about the Sharkoon case. It is very, very good value for an aluminium case so I would like to hear your thoughts on it if you wouldn't mind.
     
  17. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    +1 - Mini review, plz?
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    That Sharkoon case looks hawt. Does anyone know whether they're available in the USA?
     
  19. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    ...Ah. Further investigation suggests this isn't an all aluminium case. What I think you get instead is an aluminium front panel mounted on the steel backbone of the standard Rebel chassis. It looked too good to be true, and it is. Still looks pretty damned good, though.
     
  20. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    :waah:
     

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